Sheboygan is a 49,000 resident city located on the western shore of Lake Michigan about halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay. I-43 forms the west boundary of the city.
The temperature range in Sheboygan averages a high of 72 in July to a low of 20 in January. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation options in 34 parks. Natural beauty is one of the best aspects of Sheboygan with gently rolling hills and forest down to the majesty of Lake Michigan. Many forest animals can be seen while hiking and camping.
The city has a trail with dedicated paths and bike lanes with future expansion and improvements planned. There are two riverfront boardwalks on either side of the Sheboygan River connected by the S18th street bridge.
Sheboygan is known as the “Spirit on the Lake” with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, charter fishing and world class sailing. In 1894, the schooner Lottie Cooper sunk just off Sheboygan in a gale. The wreckage was found buried in the harbor and is now on display on Sheboygan's lakefront, the only one of its kind on the Great Lakes.
Of the 20,300 households, nearly 31% have children under the age of 18 living with them. The average family size was a little over 3 and the median age in this young city is 36 years.
Schools in Sheboygan show one charter school and three elementary schools outstanding with high ratings and overall, Sheboygan has been recognized as the best place to raise a family in the United States. The Sheboygan Area School District has been cited as a "Gold Medal District" by Expansion Management Magazine.
Sheboygan has been used as a launching site for suborbital rockets since 1995. Over the years, more than 300 high school students from Wisconsin and neighboring states developed and ran experiments launching 8-foot and 20-foot rockets as part of a local "Rockets for Schools" program. The attained altitude of these rockets are usually in the range of 4900 feet but on several occasions, rockets launched from Sheboygan by the Florida Space Institute attained altitudes of 50 miles. Sheboygan's location, west of a restricted airspace (since 1940) and over a large lake is ideal for launching rockets and spaceships.